Insurance Bulletins

2000-Present Bulletins
Date/Link Description
09/08/17 Captive Insurance Company GAAP Disclosures for Short-Duration Contracts
09/19/16 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Annual Privacy Notices
09/06/16 Tennessee Surplus Lines Filing and Tax Payment
09/06/16 Chiropractic Physician Coverage and Reimbursement
08/03/16 Opt-out Travel Insurance is an Unfair Trade Practice
06/13/16 2017 Operative Date of the Principle-Based Valuation Manual
10/22/15 Credit for Reinsurance Ceded to Unauthorized Reinsurers by Tennessee Captive Insurance Companies
10/22/15 The definition of Small Employer under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
9/29/2015 Qualified State Long-term Care Insurance Partnership Policy
8/12/2015 Sinkhole Coverage for Residential Properties
7/20/2015 Prior Notice to the Payment of Ordinary Dividends
5/19/2015 Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement
4/08/2015 Designated Responsible Licensed Producer Requirement
2/13/2015 Rebating
9/15/2014 Composite Rating
6/26/2014 Surplus Lines Filings for Single and Multi-State Policies
6/12/2014 Defining Sinkhole Statutes "Make Available" Provision
4/29/2014 Prompt Pay Provisions and the ACA Grace Period
7/29/2013 Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment and Guaranteed Issue Violations
5/22/2013 Licensing and/or Registration Requirements and Permitted Activities
12/28/2012 All Insurers Licensed and Filed to Write Workers' Compensation Insurance
6/29/2012 Implementation of Public Chapter No. 878: Exempt Commercial Risk Policyholders
3/21/2012 Certificates of Insurance
1/26/2012 Electronic Notifications
12/1/2010 All Licensed Insurers and Insurance Producers authorized to sell Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies
10/19/2010 Insurance Producer Company Appointments
6/7/2010 2009 Tennessee Public Acts, Chapter 178 and 2010 Tennessee Acts, Chapter 713
1/29/2010 2010 Tennessee Public Acts, Chapter 1
12/21/2009 Addressing Certain Questions Raised by the 11/10th Bulletin (Below) with Respect to Worker's Compensation Insurance
12/15/2009 Commerce and Insurance Will Immediately Begin Accepting Documents and Notices Submitted On Behalf of Insurance Providers Through the NAIC/NIPR Attachments Warehouse
11/10/2009 Notification of Various Changes Implemented with Respect to the Sale of Worker's Compensation Insurance
8/7/2009 Admissibility of Tax Credits Issued Pursuant to the Tennessee Small Business Investment Company Credit Act
2/23/2009 Chiropractic Exclusions or Limitations, Discrimination Prohibited
9/22/2008 Requirements and Responsibilities Brought About by the Adoption of Long-Term Care Partnership in Tennessee
8/21/2008 Recent Producer License Changes Bulletin
12/28/2007 Filing Procedures for Compliance with the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007
10/24/2006 Flood Insurance Training Requirements for Insurance Producers with a Property Line Authority Selling Through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
8/18/2006 Offer of Sinkhole Coverage Required by Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-7-129
8/14/2006 The Sale of Securities by Persons Not Properly Registered to Do So
1/31/2006 Inclusion of Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Insurance Policy Forms
1/31/2006 Allegations of Insurance Producer Misconduct in Connection with the Enrollment of Applicants in Part D of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
1/17/2006 Voluntary Expedited Filing Procedures for Compliance with the Provisions of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act of 2005
8/26/2005 Application of Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-5-309(b) Review for aggrieved persons
8/25/2005 Compliance with Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002
8/15/2005 Premium Payment Plans
7/5/2005 Eligibility of Former TennCare Enrollees to Obtain Health Insurance Coverage under the Tennessee Health Insurance Portability, Availability and Renewability Act
6/30/2005 Financial Statements for Natural Person Ultimate Controlling Persons
6/1/2005 Responsibility of Insurance Companies and Employers in Determining the Existence of an Independent Contractor Relationship
12/13/2004 Personal Insurance Filings and Use of Credit Information
7/19/2004 Punitive, Exemplary & Multiplied Damage Exclusions
4/30/2004 Schedule Rating Factors in Workers' Compensation
4/22/2004 All Workers Compensation Insurance Carriers Writing Business in Tennessee - Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement.
4/8/2004 Mortgage Impairment Products Determined to be Title Insurance
3/15/2004 Notification of Rate or Rate Factor Increases on Commercial Risk Policies
8/31/2003 Forced Packaging (Forced Bundling) of Multiple Lines of Coverage
10/21/2003 Uniform Classification System, Uniform Experience Rating Plan and Manual Rules
6/2/2003 Designation of Rate Service Organization
4/9/2003 Voluntary Expedited Filing Procedures for Compliance with the Provisions of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002
1/15/2002 CMS (formerly HCFA) Form 1500 and the Requirements of TN Code Ann. § 56-53-111(b) relating to Fraud Warning
10/31/2000 Privacy Considerations in relation to the Financial Services Modernization Act (A.K.A. "GLB")

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1990-1999 Bulletins
Date/Link Description
8/06/1999 Summary document and Notice Tennessee Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association
2/23/1999 Requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated § 56-32-227, as Enacted by Public Chapter 952 of the 1998 Tennessee Public Acts, Effective 1/1/1999
12/18/1998 Public Chapter 1033
6/19/1998 Effect of Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-32-210 on Medicare Health Maintenance Organization ("HMO") Enrollees
1/08/1998 Agent Compensation
10/06/1997 Automobile Physical Damage (Single or Dual Interest) Coverage and Inland Marine Personal Property floaters Covering Household Goods (Single or Dual Interest)
5/14/1997 Canadian Automobile Insurance Requirements
5/12/1997 Tennessee Health Insurance Portability, Availability and Renewability Act
10/28/1996 HMO Filing Requirements
9/23/1996 Dose Intensive Chemotherapy/Autologous Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplants for the Treatment of Breast Cancer
9/20/1996 Workers' Compensation Anti-fraud Plans and Summaries
8/1/1996 Banks Selling Insurance
7/25/1996 Assignment of Benefits to Health Care Providers
10/18/1995 Excess Stop-Loss Coverage
8/16/1995 Acts of 1995, Public Chapter 221
4/21/1995 Effect of Accidents on Automobile Insurance Premiums
4/21/1995 Excess Stop-Loss Coverage
7/6/1994 Leased Life Insurance
7/1/1994 Excess Stop-Loss Coverage
6/20/1994 Premium Tax Changes
9/30/1993 Department Procedures for Reviewing Dividend Filings
7/8/1993 Basic and Standard Health Care Plans
7/1/1993 Premium Rate Increases on Individual Health Policies
6/29/1993 Comparative Negligence - Uninsured Motorist Claims
6/28/1993 Cancellation and Non-renewal Due to Blasting
4/22/1993 Auto Underwriting - Applicants Without Prior Insurance
4/22/1993 Unfair Discrimination Against Handicapped Persons
4/21/1993 Coverage for Fire Service Calls
5/7/1992 Sale of Illegal Insurance
2/11/1992 Insurance Holding Company System Model Regulation Reporting Forms and Instructions
1/31/1992 Agent Correspondence or Self Study Programs
8/29/1991 Interpretation of Section 56-7-1429(b)(1)(F), T.C.A. Pre-Existing Condition Periods
8/26/1991 Refund of Premium
8/7/1991 Medicare Supplement Benefits Paid at Reduced Amounts
10/22/1990 Printing Company Address on Policies/ P. C. 671
10/1/1990 Tennessee Life and Health Guaranty Association
10/1/1990 Correspondence and Filings with the Department
9/1/1990 Notice of Reinstatement of Automobile Insurance Policies/ Notice of Continuous Coverage
8/22/1990 Earthquake Coverage Endorsement
7/17/1990 Claims Payment Practices
7/2/1990 Rate Service Organization and Insurer Lost Cost Filing Procedures
6/1/1990 A. L. Williams/MILICO - Company Advertisement
3/28/1990 Medicare Supplement Insurance Unconditional Refund
2/5/1990 Summary Document and Notice Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association
1/3/1990 Whitewater Rafting and Riding Stable Insurance

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1983-1989 Bulletins
Date/Link Description
10/2/1989 Distribution of "Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare"
10/2/1989 Uninsured Motor Vehicle Coverage - Prohibition Against Rate or Premium Increase or Cancellation or Non-renewal Due to Uninsured Coverage Claim.
10/1/1989 Admissions
9/1/1989 Policyholders Service Office Regulation Chapter 0780-1-57
9/1/1989 Return of Premium Rider or Withdrawal Benefits
9/1/1989 Payment of Sales Tax - Total Losses
9/1/1989 Coverage for Mammography Screening Public Chapter 160
9/1/1989 Year-End Acquisition Filings
4/11/1989 Directors, Trustees or Members Liability of non-profit cemetery corporations.
3/27/1989 Directors, Trustees or Members Liability of non-profit cemetery corporations.
3/17/1989 Individual Correspondence and Filings with the Department
3/8/1989 Speech and Hearing Disorders - Chapter 970 Public Laws 1988
1/10/1989 Life Insurance Reinsurance (Assumption) Agreements
10/11/1988 NAIC Model Transitional Regulation for Medicare Supplement Insurance.
9/1/1988 Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
9/1/1988 Newborn Coverage T.C.A. 56-7-1003
9/1/1988 Coverage of Mental Illness, Community Mental Health Centers, Clinical Staff, T.C.A. 56-7-1003
9/1/1988 Changes of Address
9/1/1988 Chiropractic Exclusions or Limitations
9/1/1988 Fictitious Groupings - Mailings to Bank Customers
9/1/1988 Financial Statements
9/1/1988 HMO'S - Filing of Rates
9/1/1988 Indemnified Employee Welfare Benefit Plans
9/1/1988 Abandonment of Automobile Salvage
9/1/1988 Punitive Damages
5/6/1988 Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
8/8/1985 Insurance Activities of Unlicensed Agency Personnel
10/27/1983 Agent Fees and Commissions

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